Things to see & do

Explore Murlough’s diverse landscape

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Walking with nature

Why not take a leisurely walk around and take in some of our fantastic varied habitats which have something to offer everyone all year round.

Our spotter guides

Winter wild fowl spotter

Brent Geese eating by the shore © National Trust

Check out our winter wild fowl spotter and take along on your next visit. How many birds did you see!


Murlough reserve birds

Skylark © Gareth Thomas FRPS

A guide to help you identify some of the common birds on the reserve.

Plant spotter guide

Heather and Gorse at Holnicote © Nigel Hester

Take our plant spotter along when you visit, we have plants for all seasons.

50 things to do

An outdoor adventure is always around the next tree or sand dune at Murlough. Our list of 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ will set you on your own adventure here. Hunt for treasure on the beach, find your way with a map and compass, or go bird watching.

Tracker packs

A family enjoying Murlough’s tracker pack

For families with young children looking for fun things to do, Murlough National Nature Reserve is a must. As well as playing with buckets and spades, building sandcastles and burying dad in the sand, kids can now take advantage of our new activity tracker packs.

Kids activity leaflet

Our activity sheets are aimed at enhancing young minds while they enjoy the different aspects of the Nature Reserve. Why not collect one from one of our visitor reception points or download a copy before you set off.